The Polar Express
Two-Disc Widescreen Edition
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 2004
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 085393-895426
Running time: 1:40 (100 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case, Slip Cover
Format: NTSC, 2.40:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: November 22, 2005
Collection type: Owned (#2170)
Status: Available
Purchase date: November 22, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 10 / 10
Review (video): 7 / 10
Overview
Get up, get on, and get ready for the ride of your life! It's Christmas Eve, and you're about to roller-coaster up and down mountains, slip-slide over ice fields, teeter across mile-high bridges and be served hot chocolate by singing waiters more astonishing than any you can imagine. You're on The Polar Express!

Tom Hanks stars in and Robert Zemeckis directs this instant holiday classic filmed in dazzling performance-capture animation that makes every moment magical. "Seeing is believing," says a mysterious hobo who rides the rails with you. You'll see wonders. And you'll believe. All aboooooard!
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Genres
Animation
Adventure
Family
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Warner Bros. Pictures
 • Castle Rock Entertainment
 • Shangri-La Entertainment
Media Companies:
 • Warner Home Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
French  Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish  Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles
English
French
Spanish
Tags
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
2Bonus Materials
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Deleted Scenes
 • DVD-ROM Content
 • Interactive Game
 • Music Videos
 • Closed Captioned
Easter Eggs
On the opening Special Features menu of disc two, youíll find, ďIf you truly believe . . . find all 5 stocking stuffers!Ē This is an open invitation for a Christmassy easter egg hunt.

On that same menu page Special Features may be selected. Youíll then be treated to the first of several sequences in which Tom Hanks is seen during motion capture, sometimes playing multiple roles, while the finished sequence plays in another onscreen window. All five of the easter eggs are motion capture sessions. Here are the rest.

You donít have to leave the first Special Features page to find the second easter egg; thereís a sleigh bell below Languages and to the left of More (thatís two). On the Genuine Ticket to Ride menu page, thereís a sleigh bell above Performance Capture and to the left of the ticket (thatís three). On the Subtitles menu page, thereís a sleigh bell to the right of the ticket (thatís four). On the second Special Features menu page, thereís a sleigh bell to the left of the ticket (thatís five). Consider your stocking stuffed.
Crew
Direction
Robert Zemeckis....Director
Writing
Robert Zemeckis....Screenwriter
William Broyles, Jr.....Screenwriter
Chris Van Allsburg....Original Material By
Production
Steve Starkey....Producer
Robert Zemeckis....Producer
Gary Goetzman....Producer
William Teitler....Producer
Tom Hanks....Executive Producer
Jack Rapke....Executive Producer
Chris Van Allsburg....Executive Producer
Cinematography
Don Burgess....Director of Photography
Robert Presley....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Jeremiah O'Driscoll....Film Editor
R. Orlando Duenas....Film Editor
Music
Glen Ballard....Song Writer
Alan Silvestri....Song Writer
Alan Silvestri....Composer
Sound
Randy Thom....Sound Designer
William B. Kaplan....Production Sound Mixer
Randy Thom....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Tom Johnson....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Dennis Sands....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Dennis Leonard....Supervising Sound Editor
Art
Ken Ralston....Visual Effects
Jerome Chen....Visual Effects
Rick Carter....Production Designer
Doug Chiang....Production Designer
Joanna Johnston....Costume Designer
Rob Bredow....Visual Effects
Mark Lambert....Visual Effects
Alberto Menache....Visual Effects
Sean Phillips....Visual Effects
Alicia Maccarone....Art Director
Norman Newberry....Art Director
Tony Fanning....Art Director
James Hegedus....Art Director
Pam Wise....Costume Designer
Dan Striepeke....Make-up Artist
Deborah La Mia Denaver....Make-up Artist
Bob Ryan....Make-up Artist
Donna Cicatelli....Make-up Artist
Tegan Taylor....Make-up Artist
Karen Westerfield....Make-up Artist
Bill Myer....Make-up Artist
Cinzia Zanetti....Make-up Artist
Dale Condit....Make-up Artist
Nadege Schoenfeld....Make-up Artist
Angie Wells....Make-up Artist
Nacoma Whobrey....Make-up Artist
Lisa Buono....Make-up Artist
Bob Norin....Make-up Artist
Jane English....Make-up Artist
Leo Corey Castellano....Make-up Artist
Cast
Tom Hanks....Hero Boy (voice)
Tom Hanks....Father (voice)
Leslie Zemeckis....Sister Sarah (voice)
Leslie Zemeckis....Mother (voice)
Tom Hanks....Conductor (voice)
Eddie Deezen....Know-It-All (voice)
Nona Gaye....Hero Girl (voice)
Peter Scolari....Lonely Boy (voice)
Pastry Chefs
Brendan King.... (voice)
Andy Pellick.... (voice)
Waiters
Josh Eli.... (voice)
Mark Mendonca.... (voice)
Rolandas Hendricks.... (voice)
Mark Goodman.... (voice)
Jon Scott.... (voice)
Gregory Gast.... (voice)
Sean Scott.... (voice)
Gordon Hart.... (voice)
Tom Hanks....Hobo (voice)
Michael Jeter....Smokey (voice)
Michael Jeter....Steamer (voice)
Chris Coppola....Toothless Boy (voice)
Julene Renee....Red Head Girl (voice)
Charles Fleischer....Elf General (voice)
Steven Tyler....Elf Lieutenant (voice)
Elves
Phil Fondacaro.... (voice)
Debbie Lee Carrington.... (voice)
Mark Povinelli.... (voice)
Ed Gale.... (voice)
Chris Coppola.... (voice)
Julene Renee.... (voice)
Dante Pastula....Little Boy (voice)
Tom Hanks....Santa Claus (voice)
Steven Tyler....Elf Singer (voice)
Voice Performers
Daryl Sabara....Hero Boy (voice)
Andre Sogliuzzo....Smokey & Steamer (voice)
Jimmy Bennett....Lonely Boy (voice)
Isabella Peregrina....Sister Sarah (voice)
Additional Adult Performers
Allan Robinson....Stunt Coordinator (voice)
Mark Chadwick....Stunts (voice)
Jeff Evans....Stunts (voice)
Dane Farwell....Stunts (voice)
Shane Habberstad....Stunts (voice)
Matthew Rugetti....Stunts (voice)
Acrobatic Elves
Eric Newton.... (voice)
Aidan O'Shea.... (voice)
Aaron Hendry.... (voice)
Kevin C. Carr.... (voice)
Bee Jay Joyer.... (voice)
Jena Carpenter.... (voice)
Karine Mauffrey.... (voice)
Beth Carpenter.... (voice)
Bill Forchion.... (voice)
Devin Henderson.... (voice)
Sagiv Ben-Binyamin.... (voice)
Additional Child Performers
Josh Hutcherson....Hero Boy (voice)
Ashly Holloway....Sister Sarah (voice)
Jimmy "Jax" Pinchak....Know-It-All (voice)
Chantel Valdivieso....Hero Girl (voice)
Hayden McFarland....Lonely Boy (voice)
Connor Matheus....Toothless (voice)
Evan Sabara....Young Boy (voice)